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Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.

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16 Sep 2017

Trump to 'slap' foes, embrace friends in first U.N. speech: envoy

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump will pummel foes and embrace friends in his first speech to the United Nations General Assembly next week, keeping pressure on Washington's adversaries North Korea and Iran, U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley said on Friday.

14 Sep 2017

Hoping to change his luck in Congress, Trump turns to Democrats

WASHINGTON Fresh off striking a budget deal with Democrats, Donald Trump is toning down his rhetoric and looking to cut deals on such American hot-button issues as immigration and tax reform in search of a much-needed legislative victory.

14 Sep 2017

North Korea defiant over U.N. sanctions as Trump says tougher steps needed

SEOUL/WASHINGTON North Korea displayed trademark defiance on Wednesday over new United Nations sanctions imposed after its sixth and largest-ever nuclear test, vowing to redouble efforts to fight off what it said was the threat of a U.S. invasion. | Video

13 Sep 2017

Trump, Malaysia's Najib skirt round U.S. probe into 1MDB scandal

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump welcomed Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak to the White House on Tuesday, praising his country for investing in the United States while steering clear of an American investigation into a Malaysian corruption scandal.

13 Sep 2017

Trump says tougher steps needed on North Korea after new U.N. sanctions

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday the U.N. sanctions on North Korea agreed this week were a small step and nothing compared to what would have to happen to deal with the country's nuclear program. | Video

10 Sep 2017

Trump has 'great concern' about Irma as storm bears down - Pence

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump has directed the full resources of the federal government to help Florida and other states hit by Hurricane Irma and has "great concern" about the storm as it batters the Florida coast, his vice president said on Sunday.

07 Sep 2017

Trump sides with Democrats on debt limit in rare bipartisan deal

WASHINGTON/ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE President Donald Trump forged a surprising deal with Democrats in Congress on Wednesday to extend the U.S. debt limit and provide government funding until Dec. 15, embracing his political adversaries and blindsiding fellow Republicans in a rare bipartisan accord. | Video

06 Sep 2017

In North Dakota, Trump finds Democrat willing to explore tax plan

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump has found at least one Democrat willing to entertain his tax reform pitch: Senator Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota, who plans to travel with him on Air Force One on Wednesday to a tax event in her home state.

04 Aug 2017

U.S. Vice President Pence's hawkish tone on Russia contrasts with Trump approach

WASHINGTON When President Donald Trump scolded U.S. lawmakers on Thursday for clamping down on Moscow with new sanctions, his message clashed with the one that Vice President Mike Pence pushed during a four-day trip this week to Eastern Europe.

03 Aug 2017

Trump signs Russia sanctions bill, Moscow calls it 'trade war'

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump grudgingly signed into law new sanctions against Russia on Wednesday, a move Moscow said amounted to a full-scale trade war and an end to hopes for better ties with the Trump administration.

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